20th May 2010
Theresa May says she’s changed her mind on gay adoption and would vote differently on LGBT rights today 65
11:14 PM — The home secretary and minister for equality Theresa May told the audience of the BBC's Question Time that she has changed her mind about gay couples jointly adopting and would vote differently on gay rights issues if they were laid before the House of Commons today.
Exclusive: Alan Duncan writes ‘Malawi gay conviction is shocking – but we cannot stop aid’ 73
5:10 PM — International development minister Alan Duncan promises that the government will make "urgent representations" to Malawi over the 14-year-prison terms given to gay couple Steven Monjeza and Tiwonge Chimabalanga.
Exclusive: International development minister Alan Duncan promises ‘urgent representations’ to Malawi 136
5:05 PM — International development minister Alan Duncan has warned against cutting aid money to Malawi but says the government will make "urgent representations" to the county over the 14-year jail term handed to two gay men.
Australian minister David Campbell quits after being filmed at gay sex club 22
4:13 PM — Australian politician David Campbell has resigned after he was filmed leaving a gay sex club. The New South Wales minister for roads and transport was filmed on Tuesday leaving Ken's of Kensington, in eastern Sydney.
Government ministers ‘deeply dismayed’ by Malawi gay conviction 9
2:58 PM — Three government ministers have said the UK will "continue to press" the African country of Malawi on LGBT rights after it sentenced a couple to 14 years in jail for being gay.
Diane Abbott is the first woman to enter Labour leadership race 8
2:19 PM — Diane Abbott, the first female black MP, has become the first woman to enter the race for the Labour leadership. Although she has spoken in favour of gay rights and been a judge in the Stonewall awards, she has missed more than half of the gay rights votes she could have attended since 1998.
Iranian lesbian actress may face death if deported 17
1:18 PM — An Iranian actress is fighting to win asylum in the UK because she fears she will be killed if sent home. Kiana Firouz, 27, was told by the Home Office she could avoid persecution in Iran if she was "discreet" about being a lesbian.
Coalition deal promises action on homophobic bullying, gay asylum seekers and LGBT rights abroad 42
11:20 AM — The coalition deal between the Conservatives and the Liberal Democrats promises action on a number of gay rights issues brought up during the election campaign.
Courtney Love claims she had lesbian fling with Kate Moss 8
10:25 AM — Courtney Love has told a magazine she slept with Kate Moss more than a decade ago in Milan, Italy. The Hole singer and widow of deceased Nirvana singer Kurt Cobain recently hinted at having slept with a female supermodel.
Malawi gay couple receive maximum 14-year sentence 34
9:52 AM — A gay couple convicted of having homosexual sex in Malawi have received the maximum 14-year jail sentence. Steven Monjeza, 26, and Tiwonge Chimbalanga, 20, were told by a judge they would also serve hard labour as a warning to other gay people in the country.